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It is to my understanding Norm Duke is LEADING the latest tournament. Can number 40 come so close? 
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It would be awesome if he won back-to-back titles in back-to-back weeks.

For starters, it's fairly unusual to win in back-to-back weeks anyway.  But to do it at 54 years of age?  Are you kidding me?

I believe this is the first time in PBA history that a 50+ year old player has bowled in the championship match for a title on the national PBA tour in back-to-back events.

This is one you will definitely want to see.


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Hall of Famer Norm Duke Earns Top Berth for Sunday’s PBA Jonesboro Open Finals in Bid for 40th Career Title

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Final Match Play Standings (after 30 games, including match play bonus pins. Top five advance to the live FS1 finals Sunday at 5 p.m. EST)

1, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 9-7, 6,846. 
2, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 10-6, 6,803. 
3, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 10-6, 6,794. 
4, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 7-9, 6,715. 
5, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 11-5, 6,709. 

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Interesting parallel with Roger Federer winning his 100th title the same weekend Duke wins his 40th. 
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I was happy to see Duke win.  Was never much of a Duke fan back in the day, but I've grown to like him.  
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To say the guy takes charisma to a different level is an understatement.

If this guy was on the PGA Tour the endorsements would never stop coming his way.



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More interesting than the age, is the obvious conclusion that there are patterns that it doesnt take 2 hands, and/or 500 revs to win. No kids left playing straight, maybe Haugen and WRW ought to take a look at playing with the kids.
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I'm sure Norm will break WRW's record. The WSOB is coming up starting next week, so he can win a couple of titles there
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I have a question are all the tournaments going to have two different patterns?  If not Norm won't have much of a chance.  I think the PBA wants young people to be on TV to get the young audience.  If any commercial TV broadcaster wanted to attract the older audience they would be showing the senior tour also. 
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I don't know if they all will. One trend that I have noticed is that on the right lane they are using a shorter pattern, which has players start more right, as so the ball return won't get in the way. That would be my guess. Since the fronts on those patterns are loaded up where they won't have to get too left.
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Not sure it takes multiple patterns. Straighter players are always more competitive on short patterns. Also in the case of Duke, he is one of the few guys left who understsnds the lost art of playing the so called fall back look on long patterns. That skill allowed him to lead the qualifying on a very long pattern in a major last year while the rest of the field were lofting the gutter cap with sanded up shells
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I'm sure Norm will break WRW's record. The WSOB is coming up starting next week, so he can win a couple of titles there


Would love to see that happen, although he's still a long way off. I still have his autograph from the 95 Rochester Open. Been a fan since his 94 season when he was hooking the lane on TV. 
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Norm dominated 1994 hooking a reactive Beast and a black Champions Ultimate Weapon reactive, and a Champions Dragon. He was throwing one of those 3 every week when he made the show.

One of the best matches ever is the 1994 True Value Open title match. Duke had 3 300's and 2 299's during the week and absolutely dominated! and bowls 280 in his tv match and loses.....gripping stuff!
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